Three Prayers in the Garden

Remember, that even Christ in the Garden, as He began the initial elements of the Atonement asked in prayer for another way.

"And He went a little further and FELL on his face, and prayed saying, 'O my Father! If it be possible, let this cup pass from me!" 

What most of us don't know is that he prayed for it to pass away and not go through... three times! He closes his first prayer that lasted one hour long; walking back to Peter and the other 2 disciples he asks them to "watch and pray... The Spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak" Have you ever thought you were weak? I have thought I was weak, many times. Christ goes back into the Garden AGAIN to pray more and the first thing He, Christ our perfect Savior, says is

"O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done" 

He arises after praying I'm sure for another hour and goes back to His three chosen disciples, then he leaves them again to go back into the Garden of Gethsamene; His third and final time to pray, to which the scriptures say His third prayer was the same as His previous two. 

'O my Father! If it be possible, let this cup pass from me! if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done" 

Three times He asked for there to be another way. Why?? Because of his sorrow! Just before entering the Garden of Gathsemane the first time He tells His presidency 

"My soul is exceedingly sorrowful! And very heavy, EVEN UNTO DEATH" 

You see my friends, the great and dreadful lesson of life is that we must at some point, in some small way pass through the proverbial Garden of Gethsamene. There will be or may have already been times when you will participate with the Savior in His Gethsemane. As we do so, we are becoming a little more like Him. So keep on! Keep reaching! Keep praying! There is always hope, even if there is no other way.